Horst-Dietmar Tauschel

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The purpose of this work was to study the effect of ursodeoxycholic acid (UDCA) on the morphological and functional alterations in pancreatic islet beta-cells in rats with diabetes induced by alloxan (150 mg kg(-1), i.p.). UDCA (40 mg kg(-1), i.g.) was administered daily from the fifth to the 35th day after the alloxan treatment. The treatment of diabetic(More)
AIM To evaluate the predictive value of clinical symptoms and biochemical parameters for prematurity in intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy (ICP). METHODS Sixty symptomatic patients with ICP were included in this retrospective analysis. Preterm delivery was defined as delivery before 37 wk gestation. Predictors of preterm delivery were disclosed by(More)
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES Effects of norursodeoxycholic acid (norUDCA) and ursodeoxycholic acid (UDCA) on liver fibrosis progression and liver fibrosis reversal in thioacetamide (TAA)-treated rats were studied. METHODS Advanced liver fibrosis was induced by TAA treatment (200 mg/kg, i.p.) for 12 weeks. In the second experiment resolution of liver fibrosis was(More)
Contraception is recommended for female patients during ursodeoxycholic acid (UDCA) treatment for the potential teratogenic effect of this bile acid, and the aim of our study was to determine whether this treatment affects the bioavailability of ethinylestradiol (EE2). In this double-blind, randomised study, we measured EE2 pharmacokinetics in eight healthy(More)
AIM   The data on the beneficial effect of ursodeoxycholic acid (UDCA) in non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) are controversial. The difference of opinion is connected with UDCA dosage to be used. Therefore, we evaluated the dose-dependent efficacy of UDCA in experimental NASH. METHODS   Male Wistar rats were fed the methionine- and choline-deficient(More)
We investigated the effects of UDCA on sphingomyelinase (SMase) in Caco 2 cells cultured in monolayer and polarized conditions. Alkaline SMase activity was high in polarized cells whereas, acid and neutral SMase activities were high in monolayer cells. In polarized cells, UDCA increased alkaline SMase expression and caspase 3 activity but had no effect on(More)
In a prospective, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial, the efficacy and safety of ursodeoxycholic acid (UDCA) was evaluated in preterm infants, in terms of its potential impact on fat absorption, advancement of enteral feeding, development of cholestasis, growth, nutritional status, and metabolic status. Although fecal fat excretion slightly decreased(More)
Budesonide, a topical corticosteroid, has proven useful for the management of Crohn's disease. Its efficacy is similar to prednisone but it has fewer side effects. A new pH-modified release capsule (Budenofalk) is probably efficacious in distal ulcerative colitis. The aim of the present study was to establish the pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and(More)
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